How Big Is a Roku Remote, Exactly?

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How Big Is a Roku Remote, Exactly?

No matter what size your Roku remote is or what kind you have, it’s bound to get lost. Under a blanket, in between couch cushions, shoved in a drawer somewhere… these remotes are small and lightweight enough to easily disappear. But just how big is a Roku remote? From the Simple Remote to the Voice Remote to the Voice Remote Pro, the size and weight of your controller can vary quite significantly. Let’s measure and weigh each of these three remote types below.

Roku Remotes and Sizes

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While all three remotes might look the same size, some big differences are worth noting.

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So, how big is a Roku remote? We’ve outlined the sizes and weights of all three remote types available today. From the Simple Remote to the Voice Remote to the Voice Remote Pro, identify your remote type and find its specs based on the headings listed below.

Simple Remote

Length5.5 inches
Width1.7 inches
Height0.8 inches
Weight2.5 ounces

The Simple Remote is 5.5 inches long, 1.7 inches wide, and 0.8 inches high. It weighs 2.5 ounces. It’s the lightest remote available for purchase today, not to mention one of the widest. It has 16 buttons on its face and features no pairing button, microphone, or headphone jack.

Voice Remote

Length5.5 inches
Width1.65 inches
Height0.78 inches
Weight3.2 ounces

The Voice Remote measures 5.5 inches long, 1.65 inches wide, and 0.78 inches high. It weighs 3.2 ounces — nearly an entire ounce more than the Simple Remote. It’s the shortest in height but the heaviest in weight of all remote types. It has 21 buttons on its face and supports voice commands.

Voice Remote Pro

Length5.7 inches
Width1.7 inches
Height0.9 inches
Weight2.8 ounces

The Voice Remote Pro is 5.7 inches long, 1.7 inches wide, and 0.9 inches high. It weighs in at just 2.8 ounces, making it heavier than the Simple Remote but lighter than the Voice Remote. It has 24 buttons and a headphone jack along with a microphone. It’s the longest of the three remotes.

Which Roku Remote Is the Biggest?

The Voice Remote Pro is the biggest of the bunch.

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How big is a Roku remote, you ask? Check out the specs above. With that answer now known, next, we’re wondering which of the trio is the biggest. Of course, it depends on how you define “biggest.” If judging by length, it’s the Voice Remote Pro. By width, it’s a tie between the Simple Remote and the Voice Remote Pro. Height, it’s again the Voice Remote Pro. Determining by weight, it’s the Voice Remote. Ultimately, the Voice Remote Pro should be considered the biggest of the bunch.

Which Roku Remote Is the Smallest?

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The Simple Remote is one of the smallest available options.

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As with naming the biggest remote, determining which is the smallest depends on how you approach the question. The Voice Remote has the shortest width and height but weighs more than the other two remote types. The Simple Remote and the Voice Remote are the shortest lengths, but the Simple Remote weighs the lightest. In the end, the Voice Remote measures the smallest in most respects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all Roku remotes the same size?

No, not all Roku remotes are the same size. The Roku Simple Remote, Roku Voice Remote, and Roku Voice Remote Pro are all different sizes and weights. The Voice Remote is the heaviest and the Voice Remote Pro is the longest.

How do you pair a Roku remote?

To pair a Roku remote, open the battery compartment and look for a pairing button. Press and hold the button until the LED light on the remote starts flashing. Your Roku device will then pair with the remote. If you don’t have one of these buttons, simply remove and replace the batteries in range of the Roku device.

Why isn’t my Roku remote isn't working?

If your Roku remote isn’t working, try replacing the old batteries with fresh ones. If that doesn’t do the trick, try removing any obstructions between the remote and the Roku player. If the issue still persists, try re-pairing the remote following the instructions above.

Can I use my phone as a Roku remote?

Yes, you can use your smartphone as a Roku remote. Start by downloading and installing the official Roku mobile app. Then, make sure your phone and the Roku player are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Now, you should be able to use the phone as a remote.

How can I find a lost Roku remote?

Some Roku models have a “Lost Remote” feature. When activated, this feature plays a sound out of the Roku remote. Follow the sound to find the remote. To be clear, not every Roku remote has this feature. As of this writing, it’s limited to the Voice Remote Pro.

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